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is derived from the Latin words “acus”
(Needle) and “puncture” (Pricking).
Acupuncture literally means to puncture with a needle. Acupuncture originated from China more
than 3000 years ago. It has been
an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As early as 200 BC, the first book for
Traditional Chinese Medicine, “Huang Di Nei Jing” (黄帝内经) was published which
described the concept of TCM and the principles of Acupuncture.
had been introduced to Europe as early as
the early seventeenth century.
The mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia have been studied extensively
since the late 1970s, outlining the role of both neural and humoral
factors. The effectiveness of acupuncture analgesia has already been
established using controlled clinical studies. Proportion of chronic pain
relieved by acupuncture is generally in the range of 55 – 85% which compares
favourably with that of potent drugs such as morphine (helps in 70% of cases)
and far outweighs placebo effect (30-35%).
Conditions which acupuncture have demonstrated efficacy includes:
in dentistry (Dental pain & TMJ Pain)
/ Back Pain
Compared with medication treatment, side-effects with acupuncture are
quite minimal. It has been shown
in recent studies that acupuncture conducted with caution given by adequately
trained practitioners carries minimal risk. Because of the side-effects of long
term drug therapy for pain and the risks of dependence, acupuncture analgesia
can be regarded as the method of choice for treating many chronically painful
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